6 Days - Tour Dates: December 30 - January 4, 2023
Day 1 - Friday, 12/30/2022 - Arrive in Southern CA
Welcome to beautiful Southern California. Upon arrival, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel for the next five nights, the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa. The hotel is just minutes away from world class shopping at South Coast Plaza, golden sand beaches, and Disneyland. The 486 room property is a full service hotel with many amenities and features 24/7 fitness center, pool, and complimentary wifi for your convenience. Orange County or “The OC” stands out as one of the state’s most iconic destinations featuring manicured beach towns, celebrated theme parks, & incredible shopping all framed by oceanfront towns and luxury yachts. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner to get acquainted with your fellow travelers.
Day 2 - Saturday, 12/31/2022 - San Diego Tour / Cruise / New Year's Eve
Today travel south to visit San Diego. Enjoy a San Diego City Tour including the historic Gaslamp District, bustling Embarcadero, Balboa Park, and historic Old Town. This afternoon enjoy a leisurely San Diego Harbor Cruise featuring views of the San Diego Skyline, Seaport Village, Coronado Bridge, Coronado Island, and sea life along with facts & history about the unique waterfront. Return to your hotel to get ready for a fun filled evening. Enjoy an exciting New Year’s Eve Dinner Party. The event will be filled with dining, dancing to live band music and the games of a ‘Monte Carlo’ style casino. There will be party hats, favors, drawing for prizes and a champagne toast to ring in the New Year!
- Breakfast - Dinner
Day 3 - Sunday, 1/1/2023 - San Juan Capistrano / Beaches
Happy New Year! This morning sit back, relax and explore some of Orange County’s most famous sights and beach towns. First a short ride south brings you to San Juan Capistrano to visit the beautiful Mission San Juan Capistrano, one of the original missions built by the Spanish. Next travel up the famous Highway 1 for spectacular coastal views. Drive through Dana Point & stop to visit both Laguna Beach & Newport Beach, quaint seaside cities with stunning views. From Newport a short ride takes you back to the hotel to enjoy the rest of the day and evening at leisure. - Breakfast
Day 4 - Monday, 1/2/2023 - Rose Parade** / Hollywood Tour
Get up early this morning for breakfast & then it is off to the ‘parade of all parades’ - the Tournament of Roses Parade. Experience reserved grandstand seats for the ultimate in up-close viewing. After the parade enjoy lunch at the famous Lawry’s Restaurant in Beverly Hills. Then embark on a panoramic Hollywood & Beverly Hills Tour featuring Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Rodeo Drive. Enjoy the rest of the day and evening at leisure.
- Breakfast - Lunch
Day 5 - Tuesday, 1/3/2023 - Parade Floats / Nixon Library
This morning enjoy the Showcase of Floats where the floral master-pieces are parked in Pasadena, allowing you to see up-close the design and workmanship that goes into their creation. Later visit the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum featuring nearly 70 new exhibits, a replica of President Nixon’s Oval Office, the spectacular First Lady’s Garden, the President’s faithfully restored 1910 birthplace, a replica of the White House East Room and the flower-ringed memorial sites of President and Mrs. Nixon. The remainder of the day is at leisure. This evening join your fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner.
- Breakfast - Dinner
Day 6 - Wednesday, 1/4/2023 - Depart for Home
Today fly home filled with wonderful memories of your Rose Parade New Year’s Tour.
** Special Note - The 2023 Tournament of Roses Parade is moved to Monday January 2, 2023 as the parade has a “Never on Sunday rule” which dates back to the late 1800’s. - Breakfast